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WHY EVANS FEARED FOR HIS LIFE

Northern Ireland international Corry Evans has revealed that he feared for his life while he was recovering from fractured skull. The Blackburn Rovers midfielder spoke to the Daily Telegraph in an exclusive interview as he detailed what he went through during his recovery from the head injury. Corry Evans fractured his skull during a collision with Preston North End skipper Tom Clarke during a league game in January.


Corry Evans said that he feared that he might never play professional football again just like Ryan Mason who suffered a similar fate while he was a Hull City player and was unable to recover from the situation. Ryan Mason was a midfielder who came through the Tottenham Hotspur Academy before making his professional debut for the North London outfit. He left Spurs for Hull City where he fractured his skull and was subsequently advised by doctors to quit football.

Corry Evans is an utility player who can function well as central defender or as a midfielder. He showed remarkablestrength to recover from the head injury which was caused by an accidental high boot to his head. The impact of the boot was likened to the use of a hammer directly between his skull and his eyes. He made his return from the injury six months and also celebrated it with the man-of-the-match award. His return came against Bristol City and he was on target as the former Premier League champions beat their opponents during the league match played in January.
Corry Evans has recovered well from that head injury and he has been a regular fixture in the Blackburn Rovers squad since making his return in July shortly after the resumption of the league on the back of a lengthy hiatus caused by Covid-19. He has played in seven league games in the Championship this season.